News: Lightfleet Lets Computer Data Hitch a Ride on a Laser Beam

Nemo - March 4, 2007 10:24AM in CPU's

A start-up company has developed an unusual way to use lasers to speed the flow of data inside a computer, hoping to break a bottleneck that can hamper machines using many microprocessors. The company, Lightfleet Inc., plans to sell servers it predicts will be much more efficient than existing systems in tackling tough computing problems. The tasks could include automatically recognizing a face in a video image or sifting through billions of financial transactions for signs of illegal activity.